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Massive Rallies For Peter Obi’s Labour Party In Ondo And Abeokuta Shows South West’s Direction In 2023

The Oasis Reporters

September 12, 2022





Former President Olusegun Aremu Obasanjo (left) is believed to have endorsed Peter Obi, ahead of the election in the first quarter of next year.

By Greg Abolo


The South West part of Nigeria any political analyst would have believed to be an easy walk for APC’s presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu who is from the region, is massively defying permutations with the rallies held across the region at the weekend. Many more are billed to occur in the coming weeks.

Abeokuta is the capital of Ogun State, and home state of Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo while a former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo equally resides in the ancient city.



Labour Party presidential candidate who also is former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi (left) in Ibadan, South West to visit Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State. File photo.

Youths were seen chanting Peter Obi and Yusuf Datti, some singing “Obi lokan” in Yoruba language (Its Obi’s turn) and they sponsored themselves to the rally.



While political analysts were still processing this, reports of another massive rally were received in Ondo town as well.




Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike (right) in a handshake with Peter Obi, Labour Party presidential candidate.the

From Enugu to Aba, Owerri, Umuahia, Onitsha, Awka, Abakaliki etc in the South East and the ongoing rallies in the South West, including Asaba, Warri, Port Harcourt, Uyo, Calabar, Yenagoa, Benin City etc in the South South, it can be deduced that the entire South Nigeria would massively vote for Peter Obi of the Labour Party.

Emeritus governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi in a bear hug with current governor Prof Charles Chukwuma Soludo.

Reports of massive turn outs at carnival-like looking rallies in Oturkpo, Makurdi, Jos, Jalingo, Wukari, Lafia and several other cities and towns in the Middle belt region, despite it’s religiously fear-driven fault lines, all for Peter Obi connotes a shift in thinking and attitudes.

Peter Obi (right) addresses the press jointly with Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom.

Rallies have also defied predictions in Kaduna, Kano, Dutse, Katsina, Sokoto, Kebbi, Gusau, Maiduguri, Bauchi, Yola and other towns in the north for Labour Party and for Peter Obi. And these are the people who drove the unprecedented INEC registration for new voters.

With Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal’s calculations that it’s only the north with its large population alone that has the ability to win elections failing, smiling his way into Peter Obi’s camaraderie gets new meaning (left) Tambuwal is on the right . File photo.

Voters seem resolved to look beyond ethnicity, religion, creed and other forms of primordial identities to align for competence, character and integrity.

The marketing of fear, conflict and polarity is now beginning to fail Nigerian politicians of the old guard. The geographical concept of the country, Nigeria seems set to give way to a nation that is inclusive and hope is on its way to being restored due to the perceived sincerity of Peter Obi.

Nigeria is now at the point of a massive reengineering from a consumptive country to a productive nation that would serve as a beacon to an African renaissance that would bring pride to the continent.

By Greg Abolo

Greg Abolo

Blogger at The Oasis Reporters.

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